2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

$50,000 7-Handed
Zilele: 2

Ponakovs Eliminated

Nivel 15 : Blinds 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Aleksejs Ponakovs
Aleksejs Ponakovs

Aleksejs Ponakovs opened to 20,000 from the hijack and Juan Pardo flat-called on the button, while Ben Heath also came along from the big blind.

Heath checked on the flop of {k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and Ponakovs continued for 25,000. Pardo called and Heath folded. Ponakovs sized up to 65,000 on the {8-Clubs} turn and Pardo called.

The {4-Clubs} river completed the board and Ponakovs used a time bank before betting 109,000 with just one 1,000 chip behind. Pardo gave it some thought and called.

Ponakovs tabled {j-Spades}{9-Spades} for a stone bluff with jack-high and Pardo showed {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} to win the pot with second pair.

The next hand, Ponakovs moved all in for just a tenth of a big blind and Conor Beresford raised to 20,000 from the button. Sean Winter then three-bet to around 500,000, which brought a fold from Beresford.

Aleksejs Ponakovs: {q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Sean Winter: {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades} and Ponakovs stayed ahead with queen-high to 14x his stack after picking up the ante.

"I protected you," laughed Winter about his isolation raise.

But the Latvian couldn't spin it up any further and was eliminated shortly after.

Jucător Fise Progres
Juan Pardo es
Juan Pardo
900,000 300,000
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
730,000 15,000
Conor Beresford gb
Conor Beresford
400,000 -100,000
Aleksejs Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs Ponakovs
Eliminat
WSOP 1X Winner

Taguri: Aleksejs PonakovsBen HeathConor BeresfordJuan PardoSean Winter